. . . Coleridge does not recall his grandfather but [remembers] well his great aunt Mrs. Lloyd a most superior woman at 90, reading Horace, etc. His aunt Mrs. H. A. Coleridge quoted her uncle Southey a great deal . . . . He says we must go to Torquay where his sister Christobel (!) lives.
To continue the extracts from the foreign journals and letters:—
London, July 27, 1897.
Yesterday I went to Parliament and heard a rousing debate on Africa by Chamberlain, Harcourt, Balfour, Hicks-Beach, Labouchere and the leaders generally; they hit quite as hard as our congressmen.
To-day I am going to meet Swinburne.
Our reception at the Channings [Francis Channing, M. P., now Lord Channing of Wellingborough] was a great success, two-thirds of the invited coming.
The crowd in London was even worse than the day before and some people spent nearly two hours in their cabs, much of the time stopping perfectly still.
Mrs. James Bryce gave up the attempt and went home.